It is hard to argue that Bob Ross is a pop culture icon. In a perfect example of “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, Bob Ross has become more of a celebrity after his death then when he was alive. As a younger kid, I was introduced to The Joy of Painting on PBS at my grandparent’s house. It was him and Mark Kistler’s Secret City that helped me realize my love for art and drawing. His calm kind demeanor was like watching Mr. Rogers with a paint brush. Unfortunately, after battling Lymphoma Bob Ross passed away in 1995. However, in recent years, there as seemed to be a Bob Ross renaissance. His likeness has been popping up on everything from the obvious paint sets to the odd, but cool, Bob Ross Chia Pet. Even the ever popular Deadpool sometimes cosplays as him. NECA, as always, seemed to read fan’s minds and decided to add a Bob Ross figure to their 8-inch clothed line. After he was revealed, he quickly became the figure I never knew I needed. (more…)
Entertainment Earth held their panel tonight at NYCC and there was a ton of cool stuff revealed. My personal favorite was the new Jurassic Park Amber collection reveal and the closer look at the Beasts of the Mesozoic. (more…)
Our friends over at Entertainment Earth have a page set up just for new Hasbro pre-orders that will be announced at San Diego Comic Con. They have new preorders going up every day so make sure you bookmark the page. You can check it out here. (more…)
If you are like me, you are still processing all of the information revealed this past weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. All the merchandise from Stars: The Rise of Skywalker tie-in merchandise won’t be unveiled until Triple Force Friday on October 4, but today Disney revealed the packaging at StarWars.com. It shows the first good look at the villain with his full restored helmet with glowing red cracks.
I have been having killer luck lately when it comes to finding NECA goodness in the wild. On my weekly Target visit I found the new Predator wave and just one Ultimate Gremlin hiding behind some T2 figures. I grabbed the gremlin and will have to wait on the Predators, you can only afford so much.
As much as I would like more than one, at $27.99 that’s a tough sell. Especially if you plan on getting Stripe and the GameStop exclusive too. (more…)